Top Ten Things That Saved the Music Industry

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1Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

The king of pop will never be forgotten. My favorite songs by him are Smooth criminal and Beat it. - nintendofan126

2Metal

Why is pop over heavy metal. Metal takes more talent and has more musicianship and musical authenticity than pop music in general. - nickolie

3Pop
4The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

They showed what could be done, although nobody before or since has remotely come close to what they accomplished.
After less than 10 years together, they are the best that ever were, and the best that ever will be.

5Rock
6Deadmau5
7Electronic
8Jazz
9MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
10EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

The Contenders

11Jackie Evancho
12Elvis PresleyElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

The second-largest selling music artist of all time, only those four English lads from Liverpool have sold more than The King.

13Buddy HollyCharles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.

He was the first popular artist to be allowed to write, arrange, and perform his own music. This breakthrough was crucial to allow rock n' roll and all of its spinoffs to remain constantly creative.

14David FosterDavid Walter Foster is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger, who has won 16 Grammys.

Often called "The Hitman", and a triple-threat writer, producer, onstage performer, he was the driving force behind countless huge hits from the 1980's right up until today. If you are wondering where you might have heard him, he was the producer on Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".

15Quincy JonesQuincy Delightt Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian.

For the first 10 years of his career, Michael Jackson was the Justin Bieber of his era. He was not considered a serious artist until he teamed up with producer Quincy Jones for "Off the Wall".

16Phil Spector

Guilty of murder, and currently serving a life sentence in prison, but a music production genius nonetheless.

17Ahmet Ertegun

If you don't know who he was, you don't know much about music.

18Bruce Springsteen
19Clive Davis
20Punk Rock
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